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“Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.”

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10. The Moore, Okla. Tornado

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013.
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Like most tornados, the storm that tore through Moore, Okla. on May 20 arrived with little advance notice. Though forecasters knew the conditions were present for a potentially dangerous twister, it wasn’t until 2:40 p.m. that the National Weather Service issued its most serious warning: a “tornado emergency.” 16 minutes later, the storm barrelled through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening homes, whipping cars into the air and collapsing an elementary school to rubble. By the time it ended, 24 people were dead, including nine children. But as so often happens in moments of crisis, the storm brought out the best in people. Teachers threw their bodies over students as the elementary school caved in and residents and first-responders rushed to dig their neighbors out of the rubble. “You…

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Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Of Danvers Teacher

CBS Boston

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SALEM, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery in the killing of his high school math teacher.

Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. Ritzer’s body was found in woods near the school with her throat slit and a note reading, “I hate you all.”

Chism was arraigned in Salem Superior Court. He also pleaded not guilty at his earlier arraignment in District Court. The case was moved to Superior Court after he was indicted last month.

Chism had recently moved to Massachusetts from Clarksville, Tenn.

Police have not released a motive for Ritzer’s killing. Chism’s attorney has declined to comment.

Students told police that Chism stayed after school the day the 24-year-old Ritzer was killed. One student who said she…

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Servers Get Thousands From Anonymous Tips For Jesus

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CBS Chicago

(CBS)— It’s a mystery that’s creating intrigue from coast to coast. Someone is visiting restaurants, including right here in Chicago, and leaving astronomical tips for the wait staff, like $5,000 tips.

The only clue? The words tips for Jesus on each receipt.

At The Boundary in Wicker Park, server Sarah got a tip for $3,000.

The serving community is a buzz.

At the swanky Tortoise Club on State Street, Karen Baker has mixed, served and stirred for 10 years.

“I think it’s amazing and I hope to be one of them,” said Baker.

The only clue of the who is a photo sharing instagram account name, @tipsforjesus.

Tips for Jesus tips ranged from $500 to $10,000 tips.

Karen Baker’s stories only ring on the hollow front, like the time she rounded up a bill two pennies and paid for it.

“People don’t tip well all the time and…

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